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Better option??

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by sticketfan, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. sticketfan

    sticketfan Legend

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    I currently have 4 hd dvrs...was wondering if it would be cheaper to get a genie and eliminate some of the other boxes...i like having the ability to at least record 8 things as ido now...any input thanks
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    regardless of what kind of receiver you use, the monthly fee is the same.
     
  3. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    Your first unit (receiver or DVR - whatever) is not charged. Each additional TV location costs $6 per month regardless of what it is (receiver, DVR, Genie, Client, RVU compliant TV).

    If you were to swap one of your existing DVRs for a Genie, you would expand up to 11 tuners from 8 (as the Genie has 5 tuners). But your recurring monthly cost would not go down.
     
  4. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    How many tvs and how many tvs do you usually have turned on at once?
     
  5. sticketfan

    sticketfan Legend

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    Usually only 2 tvs and i am asking if by getting a genie could i get rid of some of the dvrs to cut cost
     
  6. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Cost won't get cut as long as you have four receivers active on the account. With the advent of the new wireless Genie client, you could perhaps move one box around and save something there. (It's not available yet!)
     
  7. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    unless you cancel receivers and downgrade your services, you will not be saving any money
     
  8. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    But you can gain functionality. :)
     

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